Martin’s photos of London City life on ‘Parr’ for Tower Bridge exhibition
PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:30 27 October 2016
Camera snapshots taken behind the scenes at public ceremonies on the Thames and the City are to go on public show in the old Victorian engine-room of the iconic Tower Bridge.
Photographer Martin Parr has documented daily life as the City Corporation’s snapper-in-residence since 2013.
He has been following ancient and modern traditions that make up the unique character of the Square Mile, from Swan Upping on the Thames to Beating the Bounds at All Hallows-by-the-Tower.
Parr captures unique moments that would normally go unseen—catching unguarded behind-the-scenes shots during processions, banquets and high-profile public occasions such as the Rose Ceremony by the Company of Watermen & Lightermen.
His display opens on November 21 as part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition and runs to March next year in the former engine room which houses the coal-driven machines that used to lift the huge 1,100-tonne bascules until 1976.